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    The Love School

    The Love School

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    BBC (ended 1975)
    A six part dramatic series about the lives and loves of the members of the "Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood."
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    Napoleon and Love

    Napoleon and Love

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    Napoleon and Love is the 1974 historical drama TV series that follows the love life of Napoleon I. Ian Holm stars as the title role of Napoleon I, showing the relationships with women throughout his life. We join a broke and unemployed Napoleon as he tries to win the love of his sister-in-law's relative Desiree. She has a substantial dowry, but her parents reject him and he leaves for Paris. In Paris he meets Josephine, and while he wages a campaign in Italy, she has an affair with a handsome captain back in Paris. Napoleon insists that she come to Milan with him, but she declines. When he travels to Egypt, he hears of her infidelity and has an affair of his own, and promises to marry his new woman Pauline once he divorces Josephine. Napoleon becomes first consul of France and is close to becoming emperor, and gets some mistresses that are a threat to Josephine, namely the young actress Georgina. When he becomes emperor, he is unable to have a child, and his sister arranges a new mistress who becomes pregnant, but is the child really Napoleon's? Napoleon goes on to have love affairs with Marie Walewska, Maria-Luisa, and we see how his relationship with Josephine is strained but how she remains faithful.moreless
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    Serpico

    Serpico

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    NBC (ended 1977)
    Based on the 1973 movie of the same name
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    Madame Bovary

    Madame Bovary

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    PBS
    Madame Bovary is the Masterpiece Theatre miniseries adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel, Starring Francesca Annis as Emma Bovary. Emma is a typical country woman who hides a craving for a more thrilling life, aspiring to a life of love, passion, and excitement. She marries a simple country doctor, but finds her quiet life unfulfilled. She attends a grandiose ball, and her desire for an exciting and glamorous life grows stronger. She tries to emulate the lives of the heroines in her favorite romance novels, and she begins having an affair with a wealthy bachelor. She soon learns that the thrilling and passion filled life can come with a price. The adaptation brings the classic story of adultery, passion, and pain to the small screen with a supporting cast including Tom Conti, Gabrielle Lloyd, Ray Smith, and Brian Stirner. Watch as Emma Bovary's simple life unfolds into the passionate and exciting one she dreamed of in Madame Bovary.moreless
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    Microbes and Men

    Microbes and Men

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    BBC Two (ended 1974)
    British dramatic series
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    The Lazarus Syndrome

    The Lazarus Syndrome

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Welcome to The Lazarus Syndrome guide at TV.com ------------------------- CREW: Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Johnny Dawkins writer Loraine Despres writer Steve Greenberg writer Michael A. Hoey writer David Michael Jacobs writer Aubrey Solomon writer Makeup Department Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head -------------------------- Release dates for USA -- 4 September 1979moreless
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    The Young Lawyers

    The Young Lawyers

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Young Lawyers was about a firm of young idealistic law students who would take up the causes of those who could not normally afford lawyers. The original cast of the show included Lee J. Cobb as David Barrett, the head of the Boston-based law firm, Zalman King as Aaron Silverman, and Judy Pace as Pat Walters. Later episodes saw the addition of Phillip Clark as Chris Blake. The series ran for one season on ABC, starting out with most of their cases involving the run-of-the-mill police brutality and the like, but by the end of the series, it was tackling much more serious issues.moreless
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    King - The Miniseries

    King - The Miniseries

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    NBC
    King- The Miniseries is a television miniseries based on the life of civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that aired for three nights in a row on NBC in February of 1978. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (portrayed by Paul Winfield) was a Baptist minister who began working towards the African American civil rights movement early on. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, and delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington in 1963. He raised public consciousness of the issues at hand and earned a reputation as a talented orator. In 1964, he was recognized for his contribution to ending discrimination and racial segregation through non-violent means with a Nobel Peace Prize. Beyond African American rights, King was also focused on human rights in general, and made efforts towards ending poverty and the civil rights war. He was assassinated in 1968 at the age of 39. In the miniseries, his wife, Cicely Tyson plays Coretta Scott King, and it also features Roscoe Lee Browne, Tony Bennett, Lonny Chapman, and Ossie Davis among others.moreless
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    The Survivors (1969)

    The Survivors (1969)

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    The actual title of this show was "Harold Robbins' The Survivors," as it was created by the pop fiction writer. The show concerned the wealthy Carlisle family, owners of a large private bank in Manhattan.moreless
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    Beacon Hill

    Beacon Hill

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    CBS (ended 1975)
    Beacon Hill was considered to be an Americanized version of the British TV series, Upstairs Downstairs. While Beacon Hill debuted to monster ratings, the show dwindled and was cancelled after only 6 episodes, making it one of the most monumental flops in TV drama. The premise was good enough though: a rich and powerful family, the Lassiters, who lived on Boston's fashionable Beacon Hill (technically, Louisburg Square, Boston's answer to Belgravia in London) and their rambunctious servants. The idea was a good one, but it was not a winner like Upstairs Downstairs. After six episodes, the show was cancelled, but most of the actors went on to bigger things anyway!moreless
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    The Pathfinders

    The Pathfinders

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    ITV (ended 1973)
    An adventures series about world war II aircrews. Their job was to fly ahead of the main force and find targets for bombers.
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    The New Land

    The New Land

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    The New Land was the saga of Scandinavian immigrants who struggle to survive and make a life in 1850's Minnesota.
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    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

    Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill

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    ITV (ended 1974)
    This was a seven part mini-series based on the life of Jennie Jerome, the American heiress and mother of Sir Winston Churchill. Lee Remick starred in the title role for which she was nominated for an Emmy. The series originally aired in the United States as an installment of the long-running PBS program Great Performances after airing in Great Britain on ITV.moreless
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    Tenafly

    Tenafly

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    NBC (ended 1974)
    One of the most offbeat and rewarding of these limited mystery series was Tenafly. It sounded like a TV ripoff of that popular '70s movie genre, the blaxploitation film, but this one was literally ahead of its time. Imagine Danny Glover's Sgt. Murtaugh character ("Lethal Weapon") as a corporate private eye, with a bit of Cliff Huxtable and a soupcon of back-aching, gunshy Rockford for good measure. This was a middle-aged, middle-income, domesticated African-American eye America simply wasn't ready for. But watching this balding, spectacled father of two chasing a taxicab hijacker by day and missing school play costumes by night was a nice change from the equestrian histrionics of the estimable Marshall McCloud or the suave banter of McMillan and his Wife. James McEachin, now an author of mainstream and cop fiction, played Tenafly to the punch-the-clock, trudge-to-the-next-witness, take the kids to school hilt.moreless
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    Anna Karenina

    Anna Karenina

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    Anna Karenina is the television mini-series adaptation of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. The novel was published in installments from 1873 to 1877, and was regarded as a pinnacle of realist fiction. The epic saga of the 19th-century aristocracy shows love, marriage, heartbreak and tragedy. The story follows Anna Karenina (Nicola Pagett), a married woman who has an affair with a soldier. The Oblonsky Family is torn apart by adultery when Dolly Oblonskaya catches her husband Stiva having an affair with their children's former governess. Stiva's sister Anna Karenina (Nicola Pagett) comes to help mediate. The beautiful, young and energetic Anna seems to be held down by her passionless marriage to Karenin, a powerful older man, and falls in love with a dashing young soldier Count Vronsky (Stuart Wilson). As she pursues true love, scandal and tragedy ensue. The 10 part mini-series was directed by Basil Coleman, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.moreless
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    Shaft

    Shaft

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    CBS (ended 1974)
    Short-lived crime drama based on the 1971 movie of the same name
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    Amy Prentiss

    Amy Prentiss

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Amy Prentiss was San Francisco's first female chief of detectives, and the stories reflected the affects of this on the PD and Amy's life. The series was a spin-off from Ironside; its pilot was broadcast as "Amy Prentiss" (aka "The Chief") on May 23, 1974. This series aired as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie. Broadcast History December 1, 1974 to July 6, 1975 NBC Sundays at 8:30 to 10:30 pmmoreless
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    Banyon

    Banyon

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    NBC (ended 1973)
    Private eye drama from the Quinn Martin Productions factory set in the 1930's featuring Robert Forster as Los Angeles private detective Miles C. Banyon. Veteran actors Joan Blondell and Richard Jaeckel co-starred in the series which featured some stylish production values and solid scripts but failed to catch on with the viewers and was given the hook by NBC after only 15 episodes.moreless
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    Skyways

    Skyways

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    Seven Network (ended 1981)
    Australian soap opera
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    Spearhead

    Spearhead

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    ITV (ended 1981)
    This British TV drama series shows what the British Army was like at the time. It uses an almost documentary style to show what life is like for the soldiers of the (fictional) B Company, 1st Battalion Royal Wessex Rangers, and their families. At the start of the series lead character Colour Sergeant 'Jacko' Jackson (Michael Billington) is selected to command 6 Platoon, a role usually reserved for officers, and the battalion is seen serving during an operational tour of Northern Ireland. After the first series young subaltern Lieutenant Ken Pickering (Martyn Jacobs) takes command of 6 Platoon and new episodes see the Royal Wessex Rangers serving as a mechanised infantry battalion based in West Germany (during the second series) and subsequently as resident light infantry battalion in Hong Kong (during the third series). As an unusually honest programme about British Army life and 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland in the 70s, Spearhead was a worthwhile achievement for British TV.moreless
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